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    Re: Definition of "Artificial Swarm" ??

    I see it where they make a split by shaking the queen in a box of foundation with maybe a frame of brood, then shaking a bunch of frames of young bees in front of it and letting them walk in. The...
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    Re: Mites zapped by laser frame

    Just an update, the laser frame didn't win the grand prize but got one of the smaller prizes at 250k.
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    Re: Natural Selection Rambling

    On supercedures though, many are planned where the queen lays in a queen cup, but I don't know if a queen can select certain sperm from different matings and how would she know the best one to use...
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    Re: Natural Selection Rambling

    Wasn't there a study or paper saying that the worker bees tend to select the least represented sister group to make queencells from? But I also recall a study or paper saying that super-sister...
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    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    I believe the bottom of the cage to be the main access point for bees to feed the queen through JZBZ cages as it hast he biggest slot there, so perhaps blocking that was an issue as well.
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    Re: multiple queens from production hives

    I've heard of some guys putting additional queens in upper boxes by just using a queen excluder between boxes. Not sure on the details, but I think they were discussing even just sticking weak...
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    Re: Mites zapped by laser frame

    I'm a little skeptical on this one..... but maybe that's just me. The unit is contained in a frame though, so the travel holes are built in for the bees to traverse and the laser detects varroa as...
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    Re: Bait hive pickup and cut-out - same premises

    Pat, how close are you to Naples?
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    Re: Bee with torso up stinger out like a scorpion?

    That's standard cold bee posturing once you disturb them. If you find any bee that's on the cooler side but still active, touch it and this is it's immediate response typically.
  10. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    Another thing I see with a lot of these 'bee ventures' is everyone thinks they're going to be the next flow hive... and not in concept, just success of the crowd funding part. Not that a follow a...
  11. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    I got on my smart phone and read your blogs etc.. It's not really my cup of tea but taking data and being able to make some predictive analysis can be very useful. Personally i'm way past the hobby...
  12. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    LOL, i clicked a link and was blocked by work firewall because the site is about "drugs" apparently.... guess I'll take a look later.
  13. Thread: cut out survival

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    Re: cut out survival

    Pretty much what MB says. Don't have many issues, but later in the year, more prone to absconding, best to anchor the queen in a push-in for a few days. I don't add any brood, but if you...
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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    Yes, but i'm not treating them to let them live... I'm treating them to increase their chances of surviving so I can use their resources with new genetics... boxes with bees in them come spring are...
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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    I don't understand the let them die philosophy... treat them, requeen.... Empty boxes aren't worth much in Spring. Also, most don't cycle enough generations per year to make much progress.... If...
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    You can't get sued for AP (Adventitious Presence). At the same time you have to be careful about it though as the traits may have restrictions. For example, if you deal with a distributor or grain...
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    Re: An interesting story about wasps

    Paper wasps don't predate bees... they do like coming in for nectar if you're looking at frames though.
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    Re: Almost....

    you have to control the suction or the vac will kill the bees. I use a bucket head home depot shop vac. No modifications needed other then buying a ball valve and some pvc/vac fittings to attach it...
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    Sticky: Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    I don't see what requeening does... unless some bees are resistant to EFB? I don't know if that's the case. I do know I'm seeing it pop up more and more in old comb..... been doing cutouts lately...
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    Re: Commercial pollination brokers etc?

    The government hasn't gotten a grasp on anything yet... all that happened were laws were passed to actually enforce and amplify apiary registrations so they can "quickly" identify whose bees might...
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    Re: Mann Lake Failed Me - Best Premade Hive Box?

    Internal space in Mann Lake boxes is a little bigger than other manufacturers to accommodate their feeders and only losing one frame. If you try to put their frame feeders in other boxes, you have...
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    Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    I got a swarm call for bees moving into an outside speaker....... those bees definitely didn't calculate their space requirements other than they all fit inside. The speaker is 14" tall and about...
  23. Re: How To Tell The Difference Between Emergency & Supersedure Cells vs. Swarm Cells

    There are no such thing as swarm or supercedure cells. Bees build queencells to either supercede their queen or swarm, typically the number of cells gives it away. Cells can be of different ages,...
  24. Re: Persistent supersedure attempt against a great queen.

    Gotta let it happen, she will fail eventually.
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    Re: Accidentally caught a swarm...

    just move them at night, what do you need to wait for?
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